This week’s MLB Network Showcase game will feature a matchup between two of the top clubs in the American League, as the Indians will host the Yankees for the second game of a four-game set at Progressive Field.
Ask Corey Kluber about his strikeout exploits, and his reply will usually be preceded by a shrug. The Indians’ ace will explain that the win is all that matters, and all the numbers he compiles in the process are just the byproduct of making good pitches.
The spotlight was fixed on Sonny Gray on Thursday for his Yankees debut, but Indians ace Corey Kluber quickly pulled it back in his direction. Kluber’s complete-game gem led Cleveland to its eighth straight home win, a 5-1 victory at Progressive Field.
Newly acquired right-hander Sonny Gray (6-5, 3.43 ERA) will make his Yankees debut on Thursday against the Indians, who will counter with ace Corey Kluber (8-3, 2.90 ERA) in a matchup of contenders at Progressive Field.
Following a taxing stretch for Cleveland’s pitchers, the Indians had the finale of their three-game set with the Red Sox postponed due to inclement weather, with a makeup date scheduled for 6:10 p.m. ET on Aug. 14.
Prior to Wednesday’s game against the Red Sox, Cleveland’s bullpen absorbed a hit when the club placed relief ace Andrew Miller on the 10-day disabled list with patellar tendinitis in his right knee.
In a rematch of Game 1 of the 2016 American League Division Series, Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer and Red Sox right-hander Rick Porcello square off in the series finale on Wednesday at Fenway Park.
Through eight innings, the Red Sox and Indians had already staged one of the most entertaining and eventful games of the season on Tuesday night at Fenway Park.
In a thrilling contest between two of the top teams in the American League, Christian Vazquez hammered a three-run walk-off homer over the Green Monster to give the Red Sox an epic 12-10 victory over the Indians on Tuesday night at Fenway Park.
Bradley Zimmer arrived in Cleveland as a highly rated prospect, but what he’s done so far has surpassed all expectations. Not only is he hitting, he’s running, fielding, and throwing, making him one of baseball’s few five-tool players.
The Indians’ clubhouse staff did what any good friend would do when a familiar face was returning after a long absence. They pulled a prank on veteran reliever Joe Smith.
The Fenway faithful are not known for offering standing ovations for opposing players. Indians center fielder Austin Jackson proved to be a rare exception after an incredible catch to rob Red Sox designated hitter Hanley Ramirez of a homer in the fifth inning on Tuesday night.